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Denying access to counsel roadside amounted to Charter breach

New Brunswick’s top court has sent a clear signal to police that denying access to counsel at the scene of an arrest and delaying it until arriving at the police station as a usual practice amounts to an “egregious” Charter breach.

Betting on crime: How organized crime thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic

As Canadians shifted online in response to the pandemic, organized crime groups saw an opening. How increased online activity, most notably virtual gambling, created a rich, new environment for organized crime groups to operate and thrive. By Brieanna Charlebois.

Cybersecurity at the forefront

The increased reliance on surveillance solutions and connected systems allows law enforcement personnel to observe relationships between suspects and victims, view someone’s proximity to a crime, assess a potential escalation before something tragic happens and listen or review recordings of incriminating comments.
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Blue Line, The Podcast: The future of police leadership development with Stacey Moreau

Stacey Moreau is the director of the Leadership Development Centre at the Canadian Police College. She joins Blue Line editor Brieanna Charlebois for a conversation about the future of leadership development in Canadian policing. The Canadian Police College recently conducted a needs analysis of current national training standards focused on modernizing the approach to leadership development. They discuss the findings. » Listen now

JIBC to recognize retired officer, Blue Line columnist with honorary degree

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) will present Doctor of Laws degrees, honoris causa, to two recipients at its 2021 spring convocation. Blue Line Case Law columnist Mike Novakowski is among them. He is being recognized for his promotion of legal education for police and his anti-gang and youth initiatives. » Read now

Mistaken information did not render arrest unlawful

The miscommunication of information relayed among officers did not invalidate an officer’s reasonable grounds for a warrantless arrest, so says the New Brunswick Court of Appeal. » Read now

Psychological debriefing – are we doing more harm than good?

As a physician, I believe in evidence-based medicine. The purpose of evidence-based medicine is to optimize decision making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well designed and well-conducted research. I believe the same principle should apply to the profession of policing. So why do North American law enforcement agencies regularly use psychological debriefing after a critical incident? » Read now

Canadian Society of Forensic Science Conference and AGM

Location: Virtual
Date: June 21 – 24, 2021
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LEOSH 2021 Conference

Location: Virtual
Date: June 23, 2021
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